The Best Beer In Scottsdale

By Vanessa Howard

If you are staying with us at Saguaro in Scottsdale, breweries in Scottsdale AZ are a must-visit for any beer drinker. Whether you like them hoppy, malty, fruity, spicy, or creamy; there’s a beer for every palate and every season. In fact, you will find more than 30 local breweries in the Scottsdale area, along the Scottsdale Ale Trail. The following are our top can’t miss breweries in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

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Best Time To Visit Breweries In Scottsdale

During the week is the best time to walk to the breweries in Scottsdale. If you want to enjoy the crowds of Scottsdale then head to breweries in the early evening. If you’re looking for budget-friendly options you may want to take advantage of special discounts, such as Happy Hour between 3 pm and 6 pm. For those who prefer to participate in games and events, you will want to visit breweries on weekends.

The Best Breweries and beer In Scottsdale, Arizona

Goldwater Brewing Co 

Goldwater Brewing Co is a family-owned-and-operated taproom in Old Town Scottsdale. The sleek, no-frills, all-about-the-beer establishment serves 12 local beers all poured straight from the tanks. This is the place for you if you prefer an expansive taproom. 

We recommend starting with Desert Rose, made with organic Arizona cactus fruit and other botanicals. Make sure to try the Hop Chowda IPA and prepare for a treat to your taste buds. This IPA  packs a hoppy, juicy mango punch, with citrus flavors. 

Goldwater Brewing Co| 3608 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251| (480) 350-7305

Fate Brewing Co 

Known for creating some of the best craft beers in Arizona, Fate Brewing Co is a small-batch brewpub. From pale ales and Hefeweizens to IPAS and stouts, this one has something for everyone. 

The taps at Fate rotate frequently with seasonal selections, so make sure to try some. We recommend a pint with Fried Ribs or a “Twists of Fate” Bavarian pretzel. Everyone loves a clever name and a little bit of chocolate, end your visit with a smooth dessert-like stout, ‘The Good Life Imperial Stout’! 

Fate Brewing Co| 1312 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257| (480) 656-9100

Craft 64

You will find the classic combination of beer and pizza at Craft 64. What’s better than beer and pizza?  At this Old Town favorite, you can not only find the best wood-fired pizza in town, and more than 30 Arizona craft beers on tap. Make sure to try some of Craft 64’s own suds including Smooove Hoperator, Blueberry Pucker, or Belgian BOMBshell. 

Not into beer? Craft 64 is rounded out with unique spins on some classic cocktails, like the margarita and the French 74 drink. They even have a line of signature Mules served with fresh lime juice and real ginger beer. If you’re here when it is sweltering hot, these mules are absolutely perfect for cooling down!

Craft 64| 6922 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251| (480) 946-0542

Scapegoat Beer & Wine 

In the 5th Avenue Shopping District, you’ll find the laid-back atmosphere of Scapegoat Beer & Wine. This cozy spot falls somewhere between a neighborhood pub and a comfy living room. Sip from a selection of beers from independent craft breweries, or their extensive wine list. 

You can entertain yourself with a game of Jenga or Catch Phrase as well. Scapegoat is a welcomed break from some of the bigger and louder bars in Old Town Scottsdale, making it a perfect spot for happy hour or winding down an evening. Don’t miss out on the food, Scapegoat Beer and Wine offers some of the most amazing dishes to accompany their delicious beer.

Scapegoat Beer & Wine| 7150 E 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251| (480) 597-6151

OHSO Haus 

We love that OHSO Brewery and Distillery serves up great food with local craft beer and spirits with ample space and a fantastic atmosphere. This brewery is also both family and dog-friendly. Not only do they make delicious brews but OHSO House also makes their own vodka, gin, and rum, and they also have a line of flavored vodkas to round out the lineup.

This hot spot is where you can try the 40+ beers on tap, house cocktails, and finger-licking good food. We recommend you try Popsicle Blonde (fruit beer), BOOM Dynamite (IPA) or the Lost Viking (porter). 

OHSO Haus| 15681 N Hayden Rd # 112, Scottsdale, AZ 85260| (480) 948-3159

PHX Beer Company

With three locations in the greater Phoenix area: Scottsdale, Downtown, and in the Airport, PHX Beer Company is a local favorite. Located along the Marguerite Lake in North Scottsdale, PHX is producing crowd-pleasing flagship beers as well as unique seasonals.

Those looking for friendly and knowledgeable staff to help you make the best beer selections, try PHX Beer Company and Restaurant. We recommend you try the  IPA, Arizona Gold, and Monsoon, or one of their seasonals. The Scottsdale restaurant is kid-friendly and you can’t beat the view from their covered patio over the summer!

PHX Beer Company|  8300 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258| (480) 571-8645

Brat Haus 

Although this Old Town hotspot isn’t a brewery or brewpub, it might as well be with its perfect pairing of beer and brats. All sausages are made in “haüs,” as are the soft pretzels and Belgian fries, yum!

 Wash it all down with your choice of brews from Germany, Belgium, and North America. Selections include some brews from the local Fate Brewing Co. (see above). You can also play a rousing game of giant Jenga or corn hole on the patio. So much fun! 

Brat Haus| 3622 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251| (480) 947-4006

These breweries are sure to have something for every palette! Make sure to check one out on your next trip to Scottsdale. After a day on the Scottsdale Ale Trail, you can come back to Saguaro for a relaxing evening in. 

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